Webinar – 2020 Annual Research Symposium

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The Annual Research Symposium celebrates research in the Department of Surgery at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. It provides an opportunity for residents, fellows and students to present their research to the Department and our Visiting Professor. This year the event included oral and poster presentations, and a lecture by Joseph Woo, MD, Chair of Thoracic Surgery, and Professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Opening Remarks & Session 1: Covid-19


  • Opening Remarks – Craig Smith, MD and Giovanni Ferrari, PhD
  • Distinct Longitudinal Immune Responses in the Airway and Blood Predict Outcome in COVID-19 – Pranay Dogra, PhD
  • COVID-19 Related Immune Response and Improved Survival with ECMO: Single Institution Study from High-Volume Referral Center – Alexey Abramov, PhD

Session 2: Surgical Oncology and Immunology


  • B-Cell Follicle Formation and Dynamic Accumulation of Tissue Resident Memory T-Cells in the Human Lung during Early Life and Childhood – Rei Matsumoto, MD
  • Same-day Discharge is not Associated with Increased Readmission Rates in those with Partial Neck Dissections for Primary Thyroid Malignancies – Rahul K. Sharma, MD
  • Preoperative Imaging Predicts Change in Bone Mineral Density after Parathyroidectomy for Primary Hyperparathyroidism – Gabrielle Steinl, MD
  • Multiple Resections, Rather than Total Volume, Independently Predicts Prolonged Air Leak after Lung Volume Reduction Surgery – Miguel Leiva-Juarez, MD
  • Targeted Cd44-Gold Nanoparticles Uptake in Fibrotic Lung Disease – Andreacarola Urso, PhD
  • Keynote Lecture:
    Unifying Basic Science, Engineering, and Surgery in Cardiovascular Disease Therapy – Joseph Woo, MD

Session 3: Clinical Science and Surgical Innovation


  • Risk Prediction for Adult Cardiac Surgery Patients In Columbia's Heartsource Database Using Random Forest Regression – Michael G. Argenziano, BA
  • Development of a Risk Score For Hospital-Acquired Pressure Injury in Adult ICU Patients – Phillip Kim, MD
  • Transcarotid Artery Revascularization (Tcar) Versus Carotid Endarterectomy (Cea) and Transfemoral Stenting in Octogenarians – Ambar Mehta, MD, MPH
  • A Word of Caution on Additional Hemiarch Replacement in Proximal Aortic Aneurysm Repair – Christian A. Pearsall, MD
  • Age-Related Survival Difference between Biologic and Mechanical Aortic Valve Prosthesis in Dialysis Patients – Takuya Ogami, MD

Session 4: Cell Biology and Signaling


  • Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation Is Associated With Impaired Transforming Growth Factor/Bone Morphogenic Protein Signaling and Increased Cd45+ Cell Presence In Mitral Valve Interstitial Cell Population – Estibaliz Castillero, PhD
  • Pink1-Dependent Ros/Nf-Κb Signaling Contributes To Amyloid Pathology – Du Fang, PhD
  • Advance Glycation End Products-Mediated Endothelial Hyperpermeability Enhances Accumulation of Glycol-Oxidation Products in Human Specimens and Murine Model Leading To Aortopathies – Chiara Camillo, PhD
  • Characterization of Gene Expression and Biological Pathways in Wilms Tumor – Claire Gerall, MD

Session 5: Bioengineering


  • Prototyping and Testing Of A Biohybrid Heart Valve Scaffold – David Blitzer, MD
  • Accelerated Calcification of Bioprosthetic Heart Valve Biomaterials in Juvenile Animal Models – Yingfei Xue, PhD
  • Left Ventricular Assist Device Support-Induced Alteration of Mechanical Stress on Aortic Valve and Aortic Wall – Atsushi Kainuma, MD, PhD
  • Multiday Maintenance of Extracorporeal Lungs Using Crosscirculation with Conscious Swine – Yuliya Tipograf, MD
  • In Vitro Mechanical Comparative Testing of a Biomimetic Patch Designed for Heart Valve Repair and Commercial Patches – Mingze Sun, PhD
  • Closing Remarks

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